Philippine Passport Validity: What Should I Do If My Passport Expires While I Am Abroad?

While we anticipate the approval of the proposed 10-year validity of Philippine passports, we should continue to mark our calendars as to when we should be applying for a passport renewal.  Currently, Philippine passports have a 5-year validity period and most passengers who have less than a year before their passports expire are no longerContinue reading “Philippine Passport Validity: What Should I Do If My Passport Expires While I Am Abroad?”

Top 10 Travel Tips: Going Abroad for the First Time

So you’re traveling to a different country soon?  Here are some tips that you may find useful as you embark on your first journey ever outside the Philippines. Make sure your Passport is updated and not expiring within the next six months. If you haven’t renewed your passport yet, read our previous article on theContinue reading “Top 10 Travel Tips: Going Abroad for the First Time”

List of Documents Required by Immigration from Pinoy Tourists

No one can really say if there is a definite means to avoid getting questioned at your point of entry when travelling as a tourist.  We did a research on the types of documents that are often asked of Filipino travelers and some basic reminders to avoid being detained unnecessarily at Immigration points.  We hopeContinue reading “List of Documents Required by Immigration from Pinoy Tourists”

Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 1

Whether you are a frequent traveler, an Overseas Filipino Worker, or flying out of the country for the first time, there are basic things you need to know about travel documents and IDs essential to a smooth and hassle-free flight.  We’re not just talking about airlines that leave and arrive on time and don’t getContinue reading “Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 1”

Something to Look Forward to: BOC to Implement Higher Tax Exemptions on Balikbayan Boxes!

Good news to Balikbayans, OFWs, and tourists! The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement higher tax exemptions for Balikbayan boxes brought in by Pinoys and tourists, starting December 2016.  As a matter of fact, as early as October 2016, the BOC will no longer impose taxes on hand-carried pasalubong items not exceeding PhpContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: BOC to Implement Higher Tax Exemptions on Balikbayan Boxes!”